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    Why do you need IT Consultants?

    Why do you (should you be healthcare clinics, plans, acos need IT consultants?  Just because your three year old can play a game on your phone or tablet that you did not even know was there does not mean they know how the actual game works.  Information Technology isn’t rocket science, but is does required trained and skilled professional to implement it correctly.

    Today’s technology is much more user friendly and accessible for end users and our youth are exposed to it in every aspect of their daily lives and therefore are better equipped as users than most of us in older generations, but they still are not infrastructure experts.

    Here are 5 main reasons you should use IT consultants?

    1. Utilize external experts when you need them. When you make the right choice in consultants, the out-of-pocket costs are greatly outweighed by the business value you receive.
    2. To identify and find out of the box solutions.
    3. To act as a catalyst for change. Change is hard. Process change and new systems can be daunting but IT consultants have experience with multiple sites implementing the same system that you are installing.
    4. To be an objective onlooker
    5. To supplement a company’s internal staff

    Why have you hired an IT consultant for your project?  Please feel free to share your thoughts and experiences with your consultant.


    Michael J. Allen, the President and Founder of McCormack Consultants, Inc., is an Information Technology/Business Professional who has been working in the Healthcare Industry since 2000. Michael founded McCormack based on an understanding that healthcare companies need usable and efficient technology to operate, but those companies are not in the implementation business. By creating a company that can guide and run implementations that are successful and allow companies to stay focused on their core business, he has found a way to utilize his skills and passions to make a difference in healthcare. He has worked in small and nationwide health plans at different levels from database administrator to Director of Support Services. His experience ranges from data analytics to database management to project management and he has been successful in creating efficient solutions with technology. He has the unique ability to understand the business processes within Healthcare while having a deep technical understanding and skill set. As one of McCormack’s Principal Consultants, Michael has served clients in various roles from report developer to technical consultant to technical implementation specialist to interface architect to overall project manager. Michael has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Houston and is a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator and Systems Administrator and is currently pursuing his MBA from Lewis University.

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